Vegan MoFo Day 17; Dehydrating
Posted by Kelly
I can’t believe it’s already day 17 of Vegan MoFo! Where has the month gone? I feel terrible about not blogging as much as I have in the past for Vegan MoFo, but, it’s been a busy month, and, honestly, when I signed up, I wasn’t sure I’d get more than a post a week in. 😦
So, this one’s a quickie. Dehydrating is pretty easy, and you can dehydrate anything.
I usually store dehydrated goods in an airtight container in the fridge, if it’s still moist; in the freezer, if I plan on keeping it a while; or in my pantry, if I know I’ll probably be using it quickly, and there isn’t much moisture left in it.
A few dehydrating tips:
1. when foods are still warm from the dehydrator, they’re going to be more flexible than they will when they cool down.
2. try to cut your food into chunks or slices that are about the same size. That way, they’ll all be done at the same time.
3. If you’re dehydrating different foods at the same time, remember, they may not all be finished at the same time. Keep them on separate trays, so, when one is finished, you can easily remove it.
Today, I started my second-favourite dehydrated food – watermelon. It tastes like candy. You should all do it. Just remember, the watermelon will shrink to less than half its original size.
Tomorrow’s post, more peaches! Stay tuned!
About KellyVegan blogger, foodie, yarn junkie, novice gardener, shoe hater.
Posted on October 17, 2012, in dessert, Vegan MoFo, Vegan MoFo 2012 and tagged cooking, dehydrating, food, Preserving the Harvest, vegan, Vegan MoFo, Vegan MoFo 2012, watermelon. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.